Tonight’s lineup: Loney, Ethier flipped again

It appears this is going to be the primary order. Also, Kuroda had a second MRI today which showed improvement. The hope is that he can play catch bt Saturday. Torre confirmed that Kuroda won’t come off the DL when he becomes eligible on Wed. Also again, Joe said both Furcal and Martin probably will sit out Saturday’s game with the Rockies because Russ hasn’t had much success against Aaron Cook and day games after night games are still when Raffy prefers to take his occasional days off if he has to take them at all.

Ss Furcal
2B Hudson
LF Ramirez
1B Loney
C Martin
Rf Ethier
CF Kemp
3B Blake
LH Kershaw

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  • GScott

    sweet, thanks Tony! I’m heading out now to get to the game. Go Dodgers!

  • TeamHasHoles

    Looking forward to the day where Torre flip-flops Kemp and Martin.

  • D’Accardo42

    Ss Furcal
    2B Hudson
    LF Ramirez
    1B Loney
    C Martin
    Rf Ethier
    CF Kemp
    3B Blake
    LH Kershaw

    LOL, Wow, Kersh is a f’n stud. A stellar outing last night, then right back on the hill again tonight. Must want to pad his stats against the lowly Gnats.

  • El Lay Dave

    “…because Russ hasn’t had much success against Aaron Cook”

    1-18 with 2 walks. Big deal, before last night O. Hudson was 0-18 against Matt Cain, then two hits in his first two AB. Sometimes these match up stats are overrated; they have such small sample sizes.

    The problem is that when you are talking about replacing Furcal with Castro the dropoff is so huge (especially offensively) that you really need to have the rest of your regulars in the lineup to pick up the slack. Rest Martin Friday instead and let Ausmus get his rare start against a LHP.

  • Brooklyn Dodger

    ToyCannon,

    You stated in an earlier thread, in reference to my Koufax remarks, that “jamming your elbow doesn’t cause arthritis.” Clearly you’ve never heard of traumatic arthritis (see the link that follows).

    http://www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com/traumatic-arthritis.html

    It’s pretty obvious that you know as much about handling young pitchers like Kershaw as you do about medicine.

  • Old Brooklyn Fan

    So why does Furcal have to be off on a good day for Martin to be off? Couldn’t Raffy be given another day after a night game?

  • Brooklyn Dodger

    If Mientkiewicz goes on the DL after tonight’s injury, I wouldn’t be surprised to see DeWitt starting in place of Furcal on Saturday. He’s been playing short in ABQ, and is the most likely player to replace the lefthanded hitting Mientkiewicz. Another possibility would be Xavier Paul, who’s hitting over .500 at ABQ, but I’m guessing the Dodgers will opt to bring up an infielder.

  • Marcel

    Castro was brought up specifically to back-up Furcal. The front office wants to DeWitt playing everyday to sharpen his bat and defensive versatility.